Just to let you know that SilverSpoon BigBoi: The SilverSpoon for Post-RTKers, will be launched on September the 1th. Um…there’ll be a special pre-launch thingy for AJATT+ darlings and people who’ve shown their undying loyalty to AJATT by previously purchasing quality products 1 at the AJATT Store.
These True Believers in the One True Way of AJATT (AJATT+/AJATT Store customers) will get the chance to join BigBoi before the official launch, in “Round 0”, that is to say:
- At lower prices than everyone else in the entire world
- Free from worry about headcount limits and narrow time windows
- With a coupla freebies to boot.
Such is the reward of the meek and faithful.
On a serious note, I’m really excited about having a post-RTK SilverSpoon, actually. I was initially ambivalent about splitting off a SilverSpoon variant — AJATT.com is already confusing enough as it is! But the more I thought about it and mapped it out, the more I realized how sweet it would be. At a purely personal level, it’s great to have a chance to work with people who are so smart and demonstrably self-motivated, and I’m really flattered that there are those of you out there who would choose to use SilverSpoon.
More importantly, there are phenomena like:
- the (in)famous post-RTK sophomore slump — the one where people run through RTK like a champ and then proceed to totally fall off the wagon — and
- the (in)famous intermediate slump — the one where people fall off the wagon because they can’t feel themselves moving forward even though they actually are — Leonard’s Mastery plateaux spring to mind)
- the (in)famous never-ending monolingual transition — the one where people never quite get themselves to really turn Japanese and start using Japanese to learn itself
And it’s precisely these treacherous interim(?) waters — where many a Japanese dreamboat has sunk unnecessarily 2 — that SilverSpoon will safely navigate you through. If you make it in, that is 😛 , given that time and numbers are limited.
SilverSpoon: Structure Without Stricture. It’s here. It’s real. It’s happening. I like starting sentences with “it’s”, and I look forward to seeing you.